Tony Perriello, J.D., Program Director, Associate Professor
At Champlain, you have the opportunity to learn by doing field work in a state, local or federal criminal justice agency to gain crucial experience and confidence in dealing with real-life situations.
The Criminal Justice major is designed for hands-on learning. It will provide you with a great depth in the specific skills that will give you the most flexibility.
In addition to other internship opportunities, like those mentioned below, Criminal Justice majors at Champlain College can choose to complete an intensive 15-week program at the Vermont Police Academy to start them off in a career as an officer in Vermont.
We want you to be well prepared for your first internship, externship, or other fieldwork. After your first year of exploratory practical education, you'll be ready to work with your Career Advisor to take the next step.
Local and national employers turn to Champlain for college interns because they are better prepared to work in professional environments than the majority of their peers from other institutions. Many Champlain graduates receive full- and part-time job offers from the organizations where they first took their internships or externships.